The professionals within corporate legal departments (CLDs) might be the living embodiment of knowledge workers: people whose main capital is knowledge and whose line of work requires them to “think for a living.”
Like a variety of other organizations centered around knowledge workers, CLDs are under pressure to find a way to work more efficiently, innovate faster, and get the most from their employees’ expertise. To get that edge and stay ahead, every resource counts – but in too many organizations, knowledge remains a valuable, yet untapped, asset.
There are several reasons why.
First among these is the challenge of simply finding documents. Knowledge workers report they spend an inordinate amount of time searching for specific pieces of content that are scattered and siloed across multiple systems. The information stored in documents holds tremendous potential, but that potential can’t be activated if workers are too overwhelmed to make the most of information spread between disparate sources, or don’t even know where to look.
Another key factor impacting the ability of organizations to truly tap into their knowledge is the remote workforce transformation that has taken place in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Upwork estimates that by 2025, 36.2 million
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